The Museum

This is the home of “all people”: this is the inscription on the facade of the old synagogue that now houses this Museum.

The fruit of a civil society initiative nurtured over two decades, the Museu Judaico de São Paulo (MUJ) opens its doors with a view to cultivating the different expressions, histories, memories, traditions and values of Jewish culture, in dialogue with the Brazilian context, the present and the aspirations of its different publics.

Backed by a cultural and participative program that intertwines the Jewish experience with Brazilian culture and contemporary art, the MUJ was born out of a commitment to coexistence between various social groups and identities, to fight intolerance and prejudice, with education and intergenerational transmission, values that are both universal and Jewish.

Housed in a building designated as a municipal heritage site and guardian of the largest Jewish collection in Brazil, created entirely from donations, the MUJ considers memory a living phenomena, a source of resistance and survival, in constant transformation.

May this house be a temple of inspiration and a forum for debate, a place of meeting between identity and otherness, a space that connects histories and intertwines a past, a present and a future shared collectively.


our Mission
The Museu Judaico de São Paulo cultivates and keeps alive the different expressions, histories, memories, traditions and values of Jewish culture, in dialogue with the Brazilian context, the present and the aspirations of its different publics.


our vision
Connect the Brazilian public with Jewish culture to build a just and plural society.

 Templo Beth-El

In 1928,a group of immigrants from Europe commissioned Samuel Roder to design a synagogue.  

Designed in the Byzantine style, the Temple building with its seven sides emphasizes the seven days of creation, the seven colors of the rainbow. For decades, generations have celebrated special dates there. In 2004, Beth-El lent its facilities to the Museu Judaico de São Paulo. As done by other museums around the world, formerly used as synagogues, the space has received a comprehensive renovation, which preserves the original environment while expanding its objective and perpetuating the memory of those who made the initial nucleus possible. Since then, the Beth-El community has been headquartered at Rua Caçapava 105, Jardins.

Executive Management 

Sergio Daniel Simon



Moshe Boruch Sendacz
Vice-President and Director of Legal Affairs


William Kern
First Treasurer 


Eduardo Groisman
Second Treasurer 


Roberta Alexandr Sundfeld
Executive Director 


Rosaly Chansky
Director of Marketing


Marcelo Nudelman
Director of Works 


Ruth Sprung Tarasantchi
Director of Collection 


Tania P. Tarandach
Director of Institutional Relations  

audit committee 

Eduardo Groisman
Gilson Finkelsztain
Roberto Luiz Leme Klabin


Fábio Alperowitch
Fábio Zaclis
Michael Edgar Perlman

executive management 

Felipe Arruda
Executive Director 


Roberta Alexandr Sundfeld
Director of Collection and memory  


Marianna Bomfim
Administrative and Financial Director


Marília Neustein
Director of Communications


Christopher Mossey
Director of Institutional Development 


advisory board 

Adriana Feffer Skaf

Celso Lafer

Claudia Maria Costin

Claudio Luiz Lottenberg

Daniel Feffer

Daniel Leon Bialski

David Cyrtynowicz

David Safra

Dennis Benchimol Minev

Eduardo Saron Nunes

Elena Landau

Esther Hamburger

Henri Philippe Reichstul (Presidente)

Ilan Goldfajn

Ines Bogea

José Luiz Goldfarb

José Roberto Marinho

Joyce Pascowitch

Lia Diskin

Luciana Temer

Luis Cláudio Garcia De Souza

Luiz Kignel

Marcelo Mattos Araújo

Marcelo Nudelman

Marcos Kisil

Maria Luiza Tucci Carneiro

Mário Arthur Adler

Milton Seligman

Nancy Rozenchan

Octávio Aronis

Pedro Machado Mastrobuonno

Renata Bittencourt

Renata Motta

Rosaly (Dodi) Chansky

Rosane Borges

Ruth Taransantchi 

deliberative council 

Daniel Reichstul

Dora Lucia Brenner


Salo Davi Seibel


Sergio Daniel Simon


Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski


Sergio Napchan


Moshe Sendacz


William Kern